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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1031

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1031

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
43% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Alabama
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Alabama
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,691 1,106 212 S3 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,206 968 186 2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,114 898 157 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,008 733 150 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 992 777 142 5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 843 660 136 6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 829 648 107 7 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 638 530 101 8 21
FUROSEMIDE 542 408 96 9 7
MELOXICAM 484 394 72 10 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 467 393 69 11 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 435 340 80 12 13
SIMVASTATIN 434 372 70 13 4
ALPRAZOLAM 362 218 53 B 14 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 331 288 55 15 40
GABAPENTIN 317 240 56 16 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 315 190 47 17 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272 221 45 18 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 264 188 40 19 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250 232 41 20 33
TRAZODONE HCL 235 170 47 21 32
CLOPIDOGREL 224 161 36 22 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221 209 44 23 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 218 146 36 24 18
PROAIR HFA 209 118 48 25 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 148 33 25 37
CLONIDINE HCL 205 158 32 27 34
LANSOPRAZOLE 204 153 36 28 137
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 123 41 29 20
LOVASTATIN 196 170 26 30 52
CARVEDILOL 195 161 33 31 17
RANITIDINE HCL 186 144 27 32 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 182 130 28 33 106
CLONAZEPAM 177 82 33 B 34 29
PAROXETINE HCL 174 121 24 35 64
ALLOPURINOL 171 132 27 36 35
CRESTOR 168 137 26 37 36
CYMBALTA 166 115 30 38 50
SPIRIVA 161 135 25 39 68
ATENOLOL 157 93 22 40 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 108 25 40 23
LORAZEPAM 155 136 25 B 42 31
NEXIUM 152 99 23 43 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 147 133 30 44 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 138 24 45 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 99 27 46 14
JANUVIA 123 110 27 47 72
CEFUROXIME 119 97 93 48 124
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116 76 17 49 62
TRAMADOL HCL 115 96 22 50 15
LYRICA 112 71 20 51 49
MIRTAZAPINE 110 84 18 52 59
METFORMIN HCL 108 62 18 53 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 100 52 25 54 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100 57 17 54 38
SYNTHROID 97 <11 <11 56 86
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 85 13 56 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 52 15 56 56
NAPROXEN 92 81 27 59 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 69 31 59 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 41 14 61 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 74 17 62 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 50 16 62 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 70 13 64 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81 81 15 65 135
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77 46 20 66 149
NAMENDA 77 72* 12 66 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 63 17 68 76
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 76 60 11 68 177
PREDNISONE 74 69* 34 70 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 55 51 71 58
CARISOPRODOL 70 <11 <11 R 72 91
DIOVAN 70 <11 <11 72 81
LANTUS 69 52 11 74 85
HUMALOG 68 <11 <11 75 171
TAZTIA XT 66 <11 <11 76 359
TEMAZEPAM 66 50 17 B 76 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 <11 <11 78 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 25 15 R 79 51
SERTRALINE HCL 63 58* 14 80 30
FENOFIBRATE* 63 46 11 80 55
DOXEPIN HCL 62 <11 <11 82 187
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 <11 <11 82 133
EVISTA 60 60 11 84 174
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 <11 <11 84 145
FINASTERIDE 57 <11 <11 86 146
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 52* 11 86 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 37 11 88 77
CILOSTAZOL 56 44 13 88 238
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 <11 <11 90 80
ZETIA 55 <11 <11 90 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 <11 <11 92 176
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 <11 <11 93 71
VERAPAMIL ER 51 <11 <11 94 96
KLOR-CON M20 50 45* 12 95 73
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 12, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.